About mid-morning our sky looked like this:
The clouds looked really freaky – just like they did a year or two ago before a tornado hit north of the city. I kept checking the weather network and online and they didn’t say anything unusual was going on. A bit later it started to rain – a good West Coast soaker type rain.
This was Ava before the clouds came:
It’s a compression-type garment; it’s supposed to be very close fitting and snug.
After she modelled it and we made sure it was the correct size, I had put it aside. Shortly after that, the thunder started rumbling. Ava started shaking and panting right away, so I coaxed her over and put the Thundershirt on her. She was still groaning and pacing a bit, but soon she went and laid down on our bed and seemed to be more at ease. At least she was comfortable enough to stay on the bed instead of wedging herself into the space between the closet door and the big fella’s night table in our bedroom.
I may have gone to Knit Club yesterday [gonna work Sunday to make up for it 😦 ] and found this lovely dark turquoise Cascade 220. I brought home enough for a good sweater’s worth.
Charlene had some new sock yarns in stock. The one on the left is Trekking XXL in # 450 (oh look, it’s called Charcoal Plum). It’s quite dark with shades of brown, dark grey/navy, dark purple. I’ll make the big fella a pair of socks with it. The middle one is Nova Sock Print in colour 311. The two on the right are SchoppelWolle (the Zauberball company) “Fliegende Undertasse (Flying Saucer). It’s supposed to knit up with big “flying saucers” of pooled colour like this. There’s instructions on the saucer about how to wind off two balls from the skein as apparently it’s hand dyed in a specific manner to get two identical socks. (Hello, Noro, are you taking notes?)